Blucksberg Mountain, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 462.
Males: 203  (43.9%)
Females: 259  (56.1%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57785.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,260
Blucksberg Mountain:

$59,260
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,810

Blucksberg Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,848
Blucksberg Mountain:

$176,848
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $243,138; detached houses: $253,445; mobile homes: $115,545
March 2019 cost of living index in Blucksberg Mountain: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Blucksberg Mountain, SD (2010)
    • 43894.8%White alone
    • 132.8%American Indian alone
    • 71.5%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Other race alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races

Races in Blucksberg Mountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Norwegian (51.2%), German (30.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,898 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,296 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (22.6 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (320.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (814.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sturgis, SD (2.2 miles ),
Piedmont, SD (3.1 miles ),
Whitewood, SD (3.4 miles ),
Summerset, SD (3.5 miles ),
Deadwood, SD (3.7 miles ),
Lead, SD (3.9 miles ),
Central City, SD (4.0 miles),
Blackhawk, SD (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 103.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Blucksberg Mountain, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blucksberg Mountain, SD in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.6. This is about average.

City:

80.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.49
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.486. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.486
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Blucksberg Mountain-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Blucksberg Mountain place center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1965, a category F3 tornado 17.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blucksberg Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 355.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 513.0 miles away from Blucksberg Mountain center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from Blucksberg Mountain center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 359.7 miles away from Blucksberg Mountain center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meade County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blucksberg Mountain:

  • VA BLACK HILLS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - FORT MEADE (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 4 miles away; FORT MEADE, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STURGIS, SD)
  • STURGIS REGIONAL SENIOR CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STURGIS, SD)
  • LEAD - DEADWOOD REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blucksberg Mountain:

  • Black Hills State University (about 23 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 24 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 109 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 175 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 179 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 210 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 213 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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Meade County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.5%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Blucksberg Mountain:

Marital status in Blucksberg Mountain, SD
  • Never married: 4.6%
  • Now married: 95.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blucksberg Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blucksberg Mountain, SD (based on Meade County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
South Dakota:

14.9%

13.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.30%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,652 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.50%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, SD  5.05% ($45,251 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.88% ($41,653)
from Butte County, SD  0.24% ($52,556)


12.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,455 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.49%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pennington County, SD  5.11% ($36,338 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.86% ($50,500)
to Butte County, SD  0.24% ($33,885)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blucksberg Mountain:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blucksberg Mountain:

  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Blucksberg Mountain:

  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.1mTotal length
  • $21,000Total costs
  • 171,060Total average daily traffic
  • 19,027Total average daily truck traffic
  • 169,935Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blucksberg Mountain, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blucksberg Mountain, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blucksberg Mountain, SD
  • 43.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.9%Utility gas
  • 17.7%Electricity
  • 5.1%Wood


Blucksberg Mountain compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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